The Los Angeles Lakers have conquered their 17th title and have tied the Boston Celtics for the most championships.
The Lakers outscored the Heat by 28 points at the half and ultimately secured the trophy in the end with the final score being 106-93. LeBron James took home the Finals MVP in his record-setting 260th playoff game and became the first player to lead three different teams to a title (Miami, Cleveland, Los Angeles) and gaining his 4th ring.
What seems as a bittersweet moment as Laker Nation lost the icon and legend Kobe Bryant, the team as a whole knew they were playing for more than just themselves.
“Ever since the tragedy, all we wanted to do was do it for him. We didn’t let him down. It would’ve been great to do it last game in his jerseys, but it made us come out even more aggressive, even more powerful on both ends of the floor to make sure we closed it out tonight. I know he’s looking down on us proud of us. I know Vanessa’s proud of us, the organization’s proud of us. It means a lot to us. It’s a tough moment, man. He was a big brother to all of us.”Anthony Davis
Even though the sports world is still mourning the tragic loss of Kobe as well as his daughter Gigi, LA can rest a little easier knowing he would be proud of his guys. For the first time since Kobe Bryant’s 2010 team won the title, the Los Angeles Lakers are NBA champions.